Set a budget. Home furnishings can be expensive, very quickly. Don't let the credit card bill surprise you at the end of the month. Allocate more money towards the main pieces such as sofas and beds. If you need to reduce your spending, start with the smaller items that do not need to be as robust. If you are thinking of buying a piece of upholstered furniture, use a smell test first.Colorful furniture can seem a good idea at the time of your purchase, but you will quickly get sick of it. Look for simple colors that can easily blend in different styles and decorations. When buying a new bed, make sure you set it to find the perfect comfortable level for you. Many people who choose cushion mattresses find that the mattress is too soft once they get it home.You wouldn't want the furniture to be distributed, just to find that it won't fit. Measure the space first. If an item is not in stock, consider buying the floor model. Often it will be cheaper because you will get a discount for not having a brand new item that has never been used. Examine it carefully for defects or anything that covers it. Even a small impractical craf can give you more discount.Instead, when shopping for sofa tables and head tables look for furniture with curved edges with a path. Before rushing to buy furniture, make sure you measure the doors in your home. It would be a shame to pay a lot of money for furniture that cannot fit into your home. Although some movers will move door frames to get the furniture inside, others will insist on taking it back to the shop.